Go get a Watt meter like the P3 http://www.p3international.com/products/special/P4400/P4400-CE.html
Armed with that, measure just the machine's Watt usage and if we want to be conservative if the draw is under 150 or 50% of that 305 Watts then I'd go wtih the 9500GT.
HOWEVER in one day I'll be able to measure the draw of the HD 3650 which I chose off this list -> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,2118.html
I can't find the 9500GT on that list.
Hi everybody out there.
I have a question. Can i upgrade the dell E521 to a geforce 9500GT from the onboard crappy graphics? The dell forums says its absolutely ok and the power supply will handle the card. the card needs a min of 350W with 18A on +12V rails. But the dell supply is 305W nd has 18A on the 12V rails. Is it possible? Or should i settle for a 8600GT?
Pls I need ur help